Marantz has added three new SR-series network AV receivers that are loaded with a range of new capabilities such as Apple AirPlay 2, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Alexa voice control. The SR7013, SR6013, and SR5013 rang in price, capabilities, and, more importantly, power.
The 9.2 channel Marantz SR7013 provides five channels of surround sound, four channels for dedicated height speakers to reproduce a clean soundstage. Build on Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules, the SR7013 pumps 200W of power per output.
3D technologies like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D, dealers and consumers have the flexibility to build dynamic home theater systems while Amazon Alexa voice control and Apple Airplay 2 compatibility ensure the new SR-series are capable centerpieces for even the most modern home entertainment system. The SR7013 also works with ihiji Invision remote system management and Domotz Pro remote monitoring and management technology.
"For more than 65 years, Marantz has produced some of the purest sounding and most visually stunning products for music lovers, critical listeners and home theater buffs worldwide," said Emmanuel Millot, global brand director at Marantz. "The latest additions to the SR-series receivers continue building on that legacy of exceptional home entertainment experiences by adding in technologies that consumers care about most, including 3D immersive audio, Apple Airplay 2 and stunning visual pass-through capabilities."
Each of the SR7013's eight HDMI inputs--including one on the front panel for easy access connection--supports HDCP 2.2, 4K Ultra HD 60Hz video, 4:4:4 Pure Color sub-sampling, Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10, 21:9 video, 3D, and BT.2020 pass-through. No matter the format, the SR7013 caters to users' desire for high-definition visual content.
Marantz will also unlock two HDMI 2.1 specification features via future firmware update, eARC and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). eARC will enable the transmission of object-based audio from TV applications. ALLM will automatically switch the AVR to low latency mode when connected to an Xbox One and any TV model that also supports ALLM, ensuring the most responsive and enveloping gaming experience possible.
For easy setup and configuration, the SR7013 is equipped with the full Audyssey Platinum suite that will perfectly tune your room with advanced DSP algorithms and features Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatic room acoustic correction. Audyssey MultEQ, Dynamic Volume and Dynamic EQ optimize the listening environment for premium sound. With the supplied measurement microphone, MultEQ analyzes a speaker's output--including the subwoofer--and generates precision digital filters that optimize each channel for the correct frequency and time domain response. With an optional Audyssey MultEQ editor app available at $20 for both iOS and Android, users can further customize the room acoustics per user preferences.